Let’s Give Father’s Day its Due

The buzz around Mother's Day drowns out that of Father's Day by a long shot. As we approach the time of year designated for celebrating the role dads play in children's lives, I began to wonder why that is....

Memorial Day Lessons for Kids

For many students, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer fun, pools opening and an extra day off from school. Why not set aside some of that time as an opportunity to teach the true meaning of the...

15 of the Best Star Wars Quotes

Among Star Wars fans, May 4th is known as Star Wars Day, an unofficial holiday in honor of the classic series of movies. Since the first film wowed audiences in 1977, the Star Wars series...

Military Children Make a Difference

April is the Month of the Military Child and has been “set aside to honor and celebrate the significance and resilience of military children and youth” as their parent or parents serve our nation. The...

Insta-Thanks for Great Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week begins May 5. K12, the leader in providing online education for thousands of students, is gearing up now for this special time to honor and thank great teachers and educators for all...

The Ides of March, the Demise of Caesar

The Ides of March (March 15) may be the single greatest catalyst in Roman history. Many remember the Ides of March because it was the day Brutus betrayed Caesar, but you may not know what led to the event, or...

Happy Pi Day!

It’s Pi Day, which brings to mind a couple of things about which I’m pretty pleased. First of all, both of my kids are in a wonderful (and generally short) window of time. They know more digits of pi...

A Week of Pi, Day 3: Pi Day Activities

We've talked about what pi is, and have seen some Pi Day contests you can enter or create. Now for some Pi Day activities you can do. All the sites linked below have excellent lists of activities for...

A Week of Pi, Day 2: Pi Contests

Yesterday, we covered What Is Pi?  Now to do something with it. Not only is March 14th Pi Day, it's also Albert Einstein's birthday. With that in mind, Princeton Tour Company sponsors a Pi Day Video...

Week of Pi, Day 1: What Is Pi?

Pi Day is celebrated each year on March 14, or 3/14. This year, we're celebrating this famous number with a week-long series all about pi. Here is a very brief background on pi: Pi is a constant...

Daylight Savings Time: The When and Why

As parents know, the upcoming "Spring ahead" due to Daylight Savings Time can be a big bump in the proverbial road of routines. Getting kids to be on time for church, school, soccer practice, or anything else...

Create the Winter Olympics at Home

The Winter Olympics are in full swing right now, and everyone is talking about them. But why just watch the events when you can create your own? Here are some home-style Olympics or Home-lympics (patent...

Happy Tau Day!

Over at tauday.com, Michael Hartl makes an impassioned argument for why pi, which is the universal circle constant that describes the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, was wrongly defined....